Farm stores and individuals are starting to sell rabbits just in time for Easter. Although small and cute, they are much different than a dog or cat in how they behave and what they require.
Whether you’ve already purchased a rabbit or are still thinking about it, there is a lot to learn. University of Missouri Extension will be offering a program on March 26 in Maryville to help educate new and potential rabbit owners.
“Rabbit 101” will cover how to select a rabbit, supplies needed, basic care, what to expect, and opportunities. The program will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Northwest Technical School in Maryville. The fee to attend is $10 per adult or $5 for youth (17 years and under).
Registrations are required by March 25. To register, contact the Northwest Technical School at 660-582-8311 or visit their website.
For more information about the program, contact AmieSchleicher at the Atchison County MU Extension Center at 660-744-6231.
(by Amie Schleicher, MU Livestock Specialist)